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Wooden furniture makes a beautiful addition to any home and with a little bit of care can last a lifetime. If you are unsure exactly how to look after your wooden furniture, our guide will help you to have it looking and staying sparkling new in no time at all! These useful tips will enable you to keep your wooden furniture spotless and will keep your pieces looking great for many years to come.
At Mercers Furniture, we have a fabulous selection of wooden furniture ranges including Corona furniture in pine, Indian furniture in sheesham hardwood and solid mango wood Mantis furniture that will all benefit from a little bit of tender loving care every once in a while to help keep them looking their best.
Here are our top tips to care for your wooden furniture:
Tables are one of the surfaces in your home that are most likely to be prone to spillages and stains. Coffee tables in particular can experience a lot of stains from spilled coffee and other drinks. Any spills that occur on your wooden furniture are best wiped up as quickly as possible to prevent any long term damage to the wood.
One of the best ways to protect your wooden furniture is by adding extra protective layers. From drinks coasters to table cloths, it is useful to add an extra layer to help protect your wooden surfaces from scratches or spillages.
The best way to properly care for your wooden furniture is to dust, clean, and polish regularly. Remember to be extra careful when cleaning your furniture, as harsh chemicals can be damaging to the wood. Using a mild wood polish will ensure that your furniture remains clean and shiny, adding a very thin non-permanent, yet protective layer to the surface.
If you need a quick cleaning solution, a damp cloth will simply do the job. Just remember that wood does not mix well with water, so only use a cloth that is slightly damp to the touch. Wooden furniture from Mercers Furniture is already protected with finishes, but if you ever feel like your furniture needs some extra care, then these simple cleaning materials should enable you to tackle most tasks.
Placing wooden furniture in direct sunlight could mean that the surface of the wood starts to bleach or fade over time. This can become particularly noticeable if you have matching furniture elsewhere in the same room that is out of direct sunlight. Even though your furniture may be durable and well protected already, it is still best to keep your favourite pieces out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
Wooden furniture may be strong but it is still a good idea to handle it with care. Moving the furniture and cleaning it carefully can help to prevent any accidental damage from happening. Hastily dragging wooden chairs across a hard floor such as tile, or using harsh chemicals on wooden surfaces, for example, won't do them any good in the long run.
If you want your wooden furniture to stay looking its best, then these tips will help you look after it properly. By protecting your wooden surfaces, using the right cleaning materials, and handling items with the care they deserve, your furniture will remain looking fantastic for as long as you own it.
However it’s also important to remember to enjoy your wooden furniture and not panic too much about every mark or scratch. Furniture made from solid wood is incredibly durable, which means that it will serve you for many years.
During this time, it’s inevitable that well used pieces may pick up the odd wear mark here and there. It’s always possible to sand or polish out marks and scratches, but a lot of people think that small imperfections collected over time only help to add to the warmth and character of their favourite pieces!